Scott is back from the UK so we got to spend the weekend together. Here a short video from today that I thought was adorable.
I’ve never really cared before about getting older, but for some reason 25 seems like a huge number. Maybe it’s because I will never be viewed as “young” again. Now, the next age to look forward to is 38 when I can retire from the military 🙂
Yesterday, my actual birthday, wasn’t the greatest. I tried to go grocery shopping with Damien in the morning, but the main road to my village was blocked off for a bicycle race. I checked at 5pm and it was still blocked so leaving was out of the question. There wasn’t really anything good on TV either. I did get to talk with Scott on the webcam for a little bit which was nice.
Today was so much better though. Even though I had to go to work, my office made me a cake–from scratch! It was so delicious. It was vanilla with the frosting that would normally be found on a German Chocolate cake. They also sang Happy Birthday and I got a card where everyone had signed it. It reminded me of my 21st birthday when my supervisor at the time had made me an apple pie and I wore a party hat, haha.
Well, I made it to Damien’s 6 month picture in his scrapbook before I ran out of pages in his album. I do have inserts for more pages, but the screws aren’t the right fit so I guess I’ll have to purchase more before I can continue. I was so close to being caught up too!
I went to the BX with Damien today to buy some printer ink so I could continue printing photos for Damien’s scrapbook. I’d been keeping my eyes peeled for a certain style of Coach purse in black. Well, much to my surprise, they had one available! Not only did they have the purse I wanted, but they also had a gorgeous clutch in the same style. I looked at the prices and stood there trying to decide which one to buy because now I had a decision to make. But then I thought to myself “why can’t I have both?” I spend so much time shopping and trying to find something that suits my taste, and here I had TWO items that were perfect. So yes, I bought both. A gift to myself for Mother’s Day and for my upcoming 25th birthday. My first designer purse and clutch 😀
My first mother’s day went well. Damien and I spent the day together and he was in a great mood. This video is from a while ago, but I really enjoy watching him make “bah”sounds 😀
Damien is interested in EVERYTHING these days. He’s reaching and grabbing for whatever he can. I was having quite a bit of fun with him tonight throwing a stuffed hamburger to him. He’s also acquired a new skill. He can now feed himself Cheerios 🙂
I signed up for 3 months of Weight Watchers online to give it a try and see if I like it. The system calculates points based on fat, carbs, fiber, and protein. I’m allowed 29 points a day with 49 “allowance” points a week. I have to say that the site is going to take a lot of time to figure out. It’s not that it’s hard to use. The site has a lot of information and it’s just going to take time to go through the different parts to read and understand. I liked the “build an omelet” module…too bad they don’t have that option for more foods. I’m also surprised at how much points something costs. I drink a protein drink in the mornings for breakfast and it costs 6 points. That doesn’t seem terrible, but the fact that I still need to eat something else in between that and lunch means the points really add up.
In short, the site is a little overwhelming which is over-complicating the weight loss process for me. I’m not done with it yet though…I did pay money for this! We’ll see how it goes…